Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Peter Wang

Heroic Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corp Member

15-year-old Peter Wang sacrificed himself to save dozens of his friends and classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018. Few, in this lifetime, are able to translate their passion into a career; even fewer are able to transform their career into a legacy; and yet even fewer are able to establish a legacy so meaningful that it is literally given to–and carried by–others. Peter is one of those very few, demonstrating a courage and humility that most of the world only knows through fictitious literature. Peter loved being in the Junior ROTC program and dreamed of attending West Point after high school to become a fighter pilot; he was posthumously admitted for his heroic act. He was a fan of the Houston Rockets, hip-hop music, playing basketball, swimming, track, taekwondo, and spending time with his friends. Wang’s legacy lives through his mother Hui and his father Kong; his brothers Jason and Alex and extended family; as well as the culture-defining #NeverAgain movement that he helped inspire.